Monday, February 16, 2015

Cooking on a Budget


Cooking at home is the cheapest way to feed yourself, but if you are on a tight budget, it can be difficult to cook well-rounded meals.  Apartment Therapy's tips will make sure you don't give up and resign yourself to eating Ramen.

The first important step is to plan. At the beginning of each week, plan each meal, make a list of what ingredients you will need, and stick to your list when you go to the grocery store. 

Choose recipes that use in-season fruits and vegetables.  Produce that is in season is cheaper because it is more plentiful and it tastes better.

Use less expensive cuts of meat like chicken thighs and pork butt, which can be braised to make a delicious, inexpensive meal.  These cheaper cuts of meat are made tender by using a slow cooker to cook them slowly over low heat.

Look in your pantry and freezer to use ingredients that you already have before going to the store.  By cooking with what you have on hand, you save money and prevent waste.

Ready to find a new #apartment with a gourmet kitchen so you can cook more?  Austin Apartment Specialists can help!  Give us a call today at 512-241-1111!